In the 2016/2017 academic year, the University of Guelph launched a new campaign addressing sexual violence on campus. The Stop. Ask. campaign was designed with the intention to be direct, tangible, consistent, timely and unifying. The slogan Stop. Ask. works to remind students that when engaging in sexual activity, the onus is on everyone to “stop and ask for consent” and “ask and stop” when someone does not consent to an activity. Through this campaign, the University of Guelph acknowledges the following:
Students can also play a role in preventing sexual violence by being an active bystander; you can ask a person to stop if you see something that is non-consensual, and stop and ask if you are unsure if someone is okay.
By remembering to Stop. Ask. you are helping us work towards a sexual violence free campus community.